In this issue, we have guitar wisdom old and new, as we look at the tone and technique of Eric Clapton and interview Dan Vickrey of Counting Crows. Our Bass Column introduces us to the most famous, often-recorded, and influential bass player you may never have heard of... Los Angeles studio legend Carol Kaye. And in our Drum Column, we consider how a single choice can impact an entire drum recording session, and spill over into the sound and workflow of an entire album. Great food for thought all around!
Added to that, we have an in-depth look at a Nashville-based studio team that set out to reimagine a classic rock album of the early 1970s, and a whole slate of cool reviews on everything from portable digital recording to guitar tuning, bass amp modeling, and awesome mastering. Whatever your tastes, you'll find something to power your tracks to perfection in the June Recording!
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New design plus new features equals a new portable recording experience.
We could go all the way back to the PS-02 and PS-04 Palmtop Studios (reviewed July 2001 and August 2004) to establish Zoom’s credentials in the realm o......Expand
New enhancements to a well-liked mastering effects suite.
Talk about a long wait for an upgrade! Ozone 4 took over five years to come to fruition since Ozone 3’s release in November 2003. As iZotope’s webpage suggests, “Your......Expand
A time-honored design gets a significant update.
The JBL Control 1 desktop speaker has been around forever, it seems. When it first shipped in 1986, there were nowhere near as many small desktop-audio solutions as there are ......Expand
A historic mic design takes on a 21st-Century shine.
Once again I am going to enhance a mic review with a long historical digression. I need to do this, because the mic under review is an unusual item today, but one that com......Expand
The evolution of this sound library goes back to 2003, when partners Dave Fraser and Neil Goldberg joined forces to create a company that initially supplied content for commercials and games. Their years o......Expand
Markbass Mark Studio 1.
It’s not too often that we have an Italian company grace our pages; just as Italy has produced many great musicians, here we find a high level of quality in these software emulations of the Italian ba......Expand
Accurate tuning that adapts to your instrument, an active DI box, and more.
All tuners are not created equal. If you have several instruments playing together, each of which has been tuned from a different reference, you end......Expand
A famous Genesis song from the early 1970s is reinvented by a Nashville-based studio band that employs old-fashioned studio techniques alongside modern technology.
It’s one thing to record a cover song. It’s another thing to......Expand
In Part 1 of a new series on famous guitar tones, we take a look at the long and storied tonal history of Eric Clapton.
Among the most frequently-asked questions that studio engineers hear from guitarists is “How did such-an......Expand
Our series on famous bassists and famous tracks continues, with the only bassist in the world prominent enough for a 2-part writeup...and the name might surprise you.
She has played on more than 10,000 sessions during her ye......Expand
Sometimes a drum session of a thousand mics begins with a single decision.
A producer friend booked some time a couple of months ago to record some tracks for his client. I asked him what he’d like me to set up on the drums.......Expand